Anyone can write posts at West London Coders. Writing about development or your experience at our meetups is a great way to express yourself, provoke discussion and get involved in the developer community.
I've made some changes to comments so you can now reply to and like them.
You can also now comment on a language or hackroom, which is new and more complicated than it sounds.
Comments have a 'commentable', which is polymorphic and can be anything you like. In this case we add the relation to the language model as
has_many :comments, as: :commentable, polymorphic: true
This tells Rails all comments with this language add...
Today we shipped notifications and member follows! You can now follow anyone on the site and they'll be notified.
You'll also be notified when someone comments on one of your posts or comments.
It's basic but we can build on this. Some suggestions so far have been to get notified when someone you follow RSVPs to an event, when someone joins your hackroom and build mentions into comments.
We can also make a news feed to show you updates ...
We are very happy to announce that we will be kicking off our first Meetup of the year with Google Developers Group. GDG is another Meetup group run by developers, for developers, in a similar format to how we do things here at West London Coders.
This is a fantastic networking opportunity for all those who attend and we are very excited to have them join us this Saturday for another fun session of learning and...
I'm going to run through how I built this site using Ruby on Rails over a series of posts. For the first post, I'll start with my explanation of how Rails works.
I imagine Rails to be like a big robotic factory with three arms: Models, Views and Controllers. These arms do most of the heavy lifting for you and it makes a lot of assumptions so you spend less time typing the same lines of code over and over. For example, create a users resource in the routes.rb f...